Thursday, October 13, 2016

USA Health Represented at Proclamation Establishing Alabama Health IT Week

The state of Alabama officially observed National Health Information Technology (IT) Week, led by the Alabama Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), on Sept. 26-30, 2016.

Mark Lauteren, chief information officer at University of South Alabama Health, was part of a team representing the Alabama health IT community in Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 28, 2016.

Lauteren and other health IT professionals from across the state met with Gov. Bentley as he signed a proclamation establishing Alabama Health Information Technology Week.

“It was a pleasure to be part of the team representing the Alabama health IT community at Gov. Bentley’s office,” Lauteren said. “This proclamation helps to highlight the importance of health IT across the state of Alabama and across the nation.”

“The celebration of the week also spreads awareness of health IT across USA Health,” Lauteren said.

“As information technology becomes more entwined in almost all aspects of the delivery of healthcare, quality health IT will continue to ensure an efficient delivery of healthcare,” Lauteren said.

Health IT provides health systems across the country with secure access and sharing of health information, including through the use of electronic health records.

For more information about HIMSS- Alabama Chapter, click here.

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